Needs Assessment of ESL Teachers for the Integration of Computer Technology into the Teaching and Learning of English Language in Ekiti State Secondary Schools (Published)
The study was carried out to assess the needs of English language teachers in order to integrate computer technology into English language teaching in schools. The descriptive research design of the survey type was employed. The population was all English language teachers in all government owned secondary schools in Ekiti state. Purposive random sampling technique was used to select 120 respondents across the three Senatorial Districts of the state. Data were collected through the use of questionnaire designed by the researcher, titled: Needs Assessment Questionnaire on The Integration of Computer Technology into English Language Teaching and Learning in Secondary Schools. Data collected were analysed using both descriptive and inferential statistics. Results show that ESL teachers’ needs comprise both access to computer technology facilities and training in basic computer skills. Their access needs include: computer sets for teaching and learning English language, Personal computer (laptop) among others. Their training needs include: basic computer training, advanced computer training among others. Also, male and female teachers did not differ significantly in their needs for integration of computer technology into their teaching and learning. However, there was significant difference in the teachers’ needs for integrating computer technology into teaching and learning based on school location and years of experience. It is recommended that all stakeholders should synergise to meet the needs of ESL teachers for the proper integration of computer technology into the teaching and learning of English language.
Citation: Dada, Esther Morayo and Olaniyan, Ayomiku Samuel (2021) Needs Assessment of ESL Teachers for the Integration of Computer Technology into the Teaching and Learning of English Language in Ekiti State Secondary Schools, International Journal of English Language Teaching, Vol.9, No.6, pp.,18-32
The purpose of the study was to investigate challenges senior staff encounter with the implementation of training and development programmes received. Three research questions were formulated to guide the study. Descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. Population for the study was all senior staff of the College of Technology Education, Kumasi Campus (COLTEK). Participants were chosen through purposive sampling technique. Sample size of 100 senior staff was used for the study. Questionnaire was the main instrument used to elicit responses from participants. Reliability coefficient of 0.83 was obtained from the pilot test. The results of the study revealed that on-the-job training was predominantly organized for senior staff. The support to implement knowledge and skills acquired from training and development programmes were reported to be lacking. It was recommended that Management of COLTEK should provide senior staff the opportunity to attend off-the-job training to enable them tap the experiences, of employees in other institutions. It was again recommended that Management of COLTEK should provide the necessary support to enable senior staff implement the skills and knowledge gained from training and development programmes.